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# Almost all motor vehicles on the road have a suspension system, that

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Almost all motor vehicles on the road have a suspension system, that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities.

a. that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

b. that provide a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

d. which provide a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to be irregular

e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities
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19 Jun 2016, 13:59
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Devlikes wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
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Hi chetan2u

Between C and E, I was unable to eliminate the choices based on the meaning.

Hi anurag16,

Idiom " allow for" means to plan on possiblity of something...

Here C uses it correctly -
c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface
so supension system has already taken into consideration the possiblity of irregularities in road surface...
That is why it helps you in having smoot ride inspite of irregular road surface

Where as E changes the meaning
e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities
here ALLOW means its literal meaning - let things happen without interference..
so E illogically conveys that suspension system has permitted road surface to have irregularities..

Hello Chetan !

I need your help regarding this issue.

As per Egmat, The Verb "Allow" requires "To Verb" Construction. But in this question, choice C is in "Allow...For" Construction.

Meaning wise, I completely agree the Precedence of Choice C over E. But if we consider Egmat's rule, than isn't option C has a fatal Error ?

Please advice what should I take out of this ? I have attached the screenshot as well for your consideration. Thanks in Advance !

Sincerely,
Devansh

The verb "allow" does not necessarily take "to".

Usage 1:
"Allow" when used in the sense "permit" takes "to". Example:
He did not allow me to enter (he did not permit me to enter).

Usage 2:
However, here the meaning of allow is not "permit". The usage "allow for" is idiomatic, meaning "consider" or "plan". Example:
While estimating for the labor cost, I allowed for some idle days.
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19 Jun 2016, 19:05
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Devlikes wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
anurag16 wrote:
Hi chetan2u

Between C and E, I was unable to eliminate the choices based on the meaning.

Hi anurag16,

Idiom " allow for" means to plan on possiblity of something...

Here C uses it correctly -
c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface
so supension system has already taken into consideration the possiblity of irregularities in road surface...
That is why it helps you in having smoot ride inspite of irregular road surface

Where as E changes the meaning
e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities
here ALLOW means its literal meaning - let things happen without interference..
so E illogically conveys that suspension system has permitted road surface to have irregularities..

Hello Chetan !

I need your help regarding this issue.

As per Egmat, The Verb "Allow" requires "To Verb" Construction. But in this question, choice C is in "Allow...For" Construction.

Meaning wise, I completely agree the Precedence of Choice C over E. But if we consider Egmat's rule, than isn't option C has a fatal Error ?

Please advice what should I take out of this ? I have attached the screenshot as well for your consideration. Thanks in Advance !

Sincerely,
Devansh

Hi Devansh,

In response to the PM...
These verbs can act as stand alone, that is, they mean and act as per its literal meaning...AND as a part of IDIOM, where they are just correct the way idiom has been used.

We cannot Q a IDIOM - WHY a or WHY not b? They are because they are- no logic as such..

Now lets see few of the verbs you have used.

1) WANT -
a) In its literal meaning - have a desire to possess or do (something)--- here in most of the cases infinitive form should follow..
I want to go to the market.
I want him to be made the captain..

b) Idiom -
WANT of - He was moved out of school for want of money.
Want for - the police want him for questioning

Similarly for ALLOW
a) permit
- he was allowed to go on vacation..

b) Idiom - allow for - leave some room for possiblity of
this is the usage here
provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface..
MEANING that suspension system caters for irregularities on surface

So, whenever you something that you have learnt, first look if it is being used in its BASIC form/use...
If not, is it an idiom. You can learn idiom only by practicing more and make a NOTE of anything new you come across..

Hope it helps
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Almost all motor vehicles on the road have a suspension system, that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities.

a. that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

b. that provide a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

d. which provide a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to be irregular

e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

Hi,

although Which is always used for non-essential and THAT for essential, GMAT would never eliminate a choice just on this....

1) Since we are looking for VERB for 'a suspension system', PROVIDES is the correct Verb...Eliminated B and D..
2) " allowing for irregularities' conveys the meaning correctly and not awkward meaning - " allowing the road surface to have irregularities"..

ONLY C is left and C also uses WHICH for non-essential
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16 Jun 2016, 08:15
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anurag16 wrote:
Almost all motor vehicles on the road have a suspension system, that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities.

a. that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

b. that provide a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

d. which provide a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to be irregular

e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

If we read answer choice e carefully , it says the suspension system allows the road surface to have irregularities which does not make any sense .
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16 Jun 2016, 19:57
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anurag16 wrote:
Hi chetan2u

Between C and E, I was unable to eliminate the choices based on the meaning.

Hi anurag16,

Idiom " allow for" means to plan on possiblity of something...

Here C uses it correctly -
c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface
so supension system has already taken into consideration the possiblity of irregularities in road surface...
That is why it helps you in having smoot ride inspite of irregular road surface

Where as E changes the meaning
e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities
here ALLOW means its literal meaning - let things happen without interference..
so E illogically conveys that suspension system has permitted road surface to have irregularities..

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Official Explanation Magoosh:

Split #1: "that" vs. "which". The comma separating this clause from the rest of the sentence indicates that it is a non-restrictive modifier, and the GMAT always uses "which" for non-restrictive cases. Choices (A) & (B) are incorrect.

Split #2: SV Agreement. The "suspension system" is singular in this sentence, so it requires the singular verb "provides". Choices (B) & (D) are incorrect.

Split #3: idiom with "allow". The phrase "allowing the road to have irregularities" implies that, somehow, the suspension system is giving the road permission to have bumps --- that's not the intended meaning. The intended meaning is that the design of a suspension system allows for a smooth ride despite the fact that the road is bumpy. For this, we need the idiom "allow for." Only choices (B) & (C) use this idiom correctly.

The only possible answer is (C).
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16 Jun 2016, 04:30
Hi chetan2u

Between C and E, I was unable to eliminate the choices based on the meaning.
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17 Jun 2016, 10:09
chetan2u wrote:
anurag16 wrote:
Hi chetan2u

Between C and E, I was unable to eliminate the choices based on the meaning.

Hi anurag16,

Idiom " allow for" means to plan on possiblity of something...

Here C uses it correctly -
c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface
so supension system has already taken into consideration the possiblity of irregularities in road surface...
That is why it helps you in having smoot ride inspite of irregular road surface

Where as E changes the meaning
e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities
here ALLOW means its literal meaning - let things happen without interference..
so E illogically conveys that suspension system has permitted road surface to have irregularities..

Hello Chetan !

I need your help regarding this issue.

As per Egmat, The Verb "Allow" requires "To Verb" Construction. But in this question, choice C is in "Allow...For" Construction.

Meaning wise, I completely agree the Precedence of Choice C over E. But if we consider Egmat's rule, than isn't option C has a fatal Error ?

Please advice what should I take out of this ? I have attached the screenshot as well for your consideration. Thanks in Advance !

Sincerely,
Devansh
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18 Mar 2018, 16:50
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split 1: pronoun error B and D removed.
Split 2 : A and E are basically same while C is different. so only C can be answer
it was more of a logical question then a SC or grammar based.
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29 Mar 2018, 21:42
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Almost all motor vehicles on the road have a suspension system, that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities.

a. that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

b. that provide a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

d. which provide a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to be irregular

e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities

a. that provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities (wrong modifier)

b. that provide a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface (we need provides - singular)

c. which provides a smooth ride by allowing for irregularities of the road surface

d. which provide a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to be irregular (S-V disagreement and wrong modifier)

e. which provides a smooth ride by allowing the road surface to have irregularities (wrong modifier with incorrect meaning)

Hence (C)
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